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CLEAR MESSAGE FROM COUNCIL LEADERS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING

COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said that Council Leaders had given COSLA a very clear message over the course of the last week that the Scottish Government have to treat local government fairly in this week’s settlement announcement.

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Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:47

COSLA SAYS ANOTHER CUT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL RESULT IN SEVERE JOB LOSSES

COSLA today (Monday) said that a cut to local government funding from central government next week will have severe consequences for jobs across the country.

Speaking in advance of the Scottish Government laying out its spending plans for next year, COSLA President Councillor David O’Neill said: “The Scottish Government needs to realise that if as a result of their political choices the local government settlement is cut again next week – this will have severe consequences for jobs across Scotland.

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Mon, 05/12/2016 - 08:25

DESPITE THE DIFFICULTIES, SCOTLAND’S COUNCILS ARE MANAGING FINANCES WELL SAYS AUDIT SCOTLAND

COSLA’s Finance Spokesperson Councillor Kevin Keenan said that he was very pleased with the recognition from the Accounts Commission that Scotland’s councils had managed their finances well and added that as auditors for the public sector in Scotland they were right to flag up the significant financial challenges that lie ahead.

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Tue, 29/11/2016 - 08:50